Removing the Messenger 4.6 from Windows XP ???

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  1. xcntalien

    xcntalien New Member

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    Hi all - just had a quick check to see if this has been posted in the current forum...

    Any idea how I remove Windows Messenger 4.6 (properly/safely) now that I have MSN Messenger 5.0124 ?

    Cheers,
    Stuart.
     
  2. iceboy

    iceboy New Member

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    wait a few weeks for sp1, then remove it from add/remove programs :)

    for now, simply untick "allow msnger to run in background" and "run this when windows start" in the preference..

    anyway, is this proggie so disgusting that you must delete it? it's not taking much space :rolleyes: ;)
     
  3. Shaith

    Shaith New Member

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    Removing MSN Messenger completely

    Run notepad.

    Open \windows\inf\sysoc.inf

    change
    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
    to
    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7

    Save and exit.

    Go to Add/Remove programs

    Go to Windows components section

    Down at the bottom of the list you'll now see an option to remove Messenger.

    (Service packs and betas will reinstall messenger, just so you know)
     
  4. sarawak

    sarawak New Member

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    Just Run
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    :D
     
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